Say you played in the Stanley Cup finals and got your butt kicked in four straight by the 1976 Montreal Canadians, like my Flyers did. And then, say, through some strange sequence of closed-door events, a conniving cabal of corrupt conspirators declared your team winners of the Super Bowl, even though you're a hockey team, that was just outplayed, outclassed, outscored and booed off the ice.
Would you proudly slip on your Super Bowl rings and strut around Philadelphia declaring yourselves Super Bowl champions? Would you give interviews and throw yourselves a parade?
I think I know what Robin Frazier would do. She'd put on the ring and convince herself she'd actually earned it. She might even don a set of shoulder pads and a helmet and show up at camp next year expecting to quarterback the Eagles.
There's a petition going around to stop the Republican Central Committee's nomination of Frazier to the state Senate seat being vacated by Joseph Getty. As of late last week it had nearly 3,400 signatures and was closing in on its goal of 5,000. County Commissioner Richard Rothschild said that 1,000 signatures is a minuscule amount compared to the number of people in the county. Well, 3,400 is over 1,000 more than the 2,237 votes that won him the Republican Primary and assured his return to office. And 3,400 is five times his minuscule margin of victory.
The petition is at change.org. It asks Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to break the news to Frazier that she lost the game and should hang up the skates, go home and take off that ridiculous helmet.